Monday, November 24, 2008

Week 14 ACC Preview

Week 14

Nov. 29
Miami at NC State, Noon on Raycom
Georgia Tech at Georgia, Noon on CBS
South Carolina at Clemson, Noon on ESPN2
Virginia at Virginia Tech, Noon on ESPN
Florida at Florida State, 3:30 p.m. on ABC/ESPN2
Maryland at Boston College, 3:30 p.m. on ABC/ESPN2
North Carolina at Duke, 3:30 p.m. on ESPNU
Vanderbilt at Wake Forest, 7 p.m. on ESPNU

No need for the ACC Handicapping post this week. Everything's 50-50. Two coinflip games will decide the participants in the ACCCG the first weekend of December. There are also plenty of inter-conference braggin' rights on the line this weekend.

If you're a fan of chaos, you've already won. Just enjoy the turkey and the oblong.

Miami at NC State

Miami no longer has anything to play for after getting pummeled by Georgia Tech Thursday and then watching chaos ensue Saturday. NC State on the other hand would be bowl eligible with a win over the 'Canes.

Both teams did much better this season than many thought they would. And NC State, with Russell Wilson at quarterback, is suddenly the most dangerous team in the league.

Georgia Tech at Georgia

At the beginning of the year, no one would have given Georgia Tech a shot against the Bulldogs. However, the Jackets are on fire and the Dawgs are limping toward the finish line.

With Dwyer and Moreno, this will be a fun game to keep an eye on. Paul Johnson is probably already the ACC coach of the year. A win against the Dawgs to give him nine regular season wins could put him in the conversation for national coach of the year.

South Carolina at Clemson

If Clemson wins, it's bowl eligible. The offense is still not exactly a well-oiled machine, but the defense played well against Virginia.

This one could get ugly. As pumped up as we saw Dabo for his first game as head coach, I wonder what he'll be like for what could potentially be his last.

Virginia at Virginia Tech

If Tech wins, it goes to Tampa. If france wins, Georgia Tech wins the Coastal.

Both offenses are anemic at best. A big play on defense could change the look of this game in a heartbeat. I like Tech's playmakers on defense, but fear france's ability to stop the run.

Florida at Florida State

Florida still has national title aspirations. The Seminoles have look terrible one week and great the next. I expect we'll get somewhere in the middle from them for this game. Florida will win, but it won't be the blowout we thought it would be before the season started.

Maryland at Boston College

If BC wins, the Eagles go to Tampa. A win by the Terps sends FSU in the ACCCG.

The Terps had a home game with a chance to retake control of the division and got owned. This of course means they'll play well this weekend in Chestnut Hill. The Eagles will be without QB Chris Crane, but will still have the services of the best defense in the conference.

North Carolina at Duke

UNC can't make Tampa and Duke can't make a bowl. Duke was about as bad as it could have been against Virginia Tech. Expect UNC to roll.

Vanderbilt at Wake Forest

The Deacs need a win to get back on track and get a win over an SEC school for the ACC. Vandy is already going bowling, so both teams are simply trying to improve what bowl they are headed to.


Hokie Guru said...

We are winning on Saturday, F4H. The 'Hoos are going down.

Winfield Featherston said...

How perfect would it be for Paul Johnson of Georgia Tech to win the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award? Absolutely perfect.

Brian said...

HD needs a stat boy:

"WAKE FOREST -- The Demon Deacons are bowl eligible, but the best they can finish is 6-6 win a win over Vanderbilt this weekend. Finding a lucrative bowl excited about a six-loss team isn't easy. Bundle up, Deacs.

Possibilities: Roady's Humanitarian Bowl, Congressional Bowl, Emerald Bowl

Prediction: Humanitarian Bowl."

furrer4heisman said...


2 + 2 = 5

Brian said...

Blog posts that should have never been written.

furrer4heisman said...


I gotta say, dude, the only point I disagree with is No. 2. It's going to be a rematch no matter what.

GT-FSU would be the most exciting possible match up for the ACC.

Would it be the best game? Hell no. GT would roll.

Anonymous said...

ZERO - O ---> number of the day--as in how many championships you guys at vpi herd a cow u have won. suck it.